Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Orange Show

Get in the spooky spirit with a hands on Halloween art workshop for kids and families at The Orange Show. Orange Show artists will teach you how to turn an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind work of art. They will provide the art materials, but this party is BYOP - BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN.

Saturday, October 24 Noon-3pm - FREE

I actually won something!

I actually won the Children's Museum Haunted Halloween Mansion Tickets from Houston Mom's like me. I'm stunned/excited.
I want to say thank you so much.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dia de los Muertos x Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale's 22nd annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition features locally and nationally known artists' interpretations of the traditional tin devotional painting practice known in Mexico as the retablo.

The fambam went last year and it was absolutely amazing. I need to have my husband dig through his hard drive so I can put up some photos. Can't wait to check out this year's exhibit.

On view October 19- November 7, 2009

Getting our ZOO BOO on

The sky was blue, cool breeze, and plenty of pumpkins. Today was a good day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Trick or Treat: MeerKat Costume

This costume is an official Animal Planet costume and comes with everything in the picture with the exception of the adorable baby.

It’s available online from Walgreens for $24.99.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Smashing Pumpkins

I saw this pinata on my way home from work and thought it would be perfect for my daughter's halloween/birthday party. So I took my chances to stop and ask for the price. I was floored to hear that this oversized pumpkin was selling for $20.00. The eyes are crooked, but either way it's going to get smashed to pieces, so I could care less. I have to take a picture of this shop/house I stumbled upon because their other pinata themes are well made and reasonably priced as well. I may have found the spot to buy pinatas on the cheap that don't look cheap. I'll know for sure the day of the party after I see how it holds up. I'll follow up.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

15 inch Wild Thing dolls

As of late, I've been searching the internetz for our favorite picture book characters. I stumbled upon Goodnight Moon props which are extremely cool to have while reading the book to your tot, we also brought pigeon home from Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and of course we have Elmo, Curious George, and the regular characters. Just having the dolls next to us while reading livens our reading time to another level. My daughter enjoys holding on to them, and moving them from side to side as if they're the one who's doing the talking.

Next on the list are theses 15 in. Wild Thing dolls. They're definitely going on my daughter's birthday wish list, because at $19.99 each, I can use a little help.

"Let the Wild Rumpus Start!"

Just a reminder that Maurice Sendak's classic book Where the Wild Things Are is in theaters near you TOMORROW (Oct 16, 2009). I could only hope Spike Jonze directed his vision to be as epic as the book.

Win Free Passes to the Children's Museum Haunted Mansion.. WHAAT?!

Follow the link to view the offical rules:

Each guest pass gets up to four people into the Children's Museum! You can use the guest passes to get into the Halloween Mansion as well!
To qualify to win tickets, leave a comment and share your favorite Children's Museum of Houston exhibit or memory! One comment per person, please. See OFFICIAL RULES.
It's definitely worth a shot.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Book Alert

Big frog is big. Quite big. So big this book can't hold her. But with a lot of help from some good friends (pigeon makes a cameo), Big Frog will fit in just fine.

This book is filled with unique pop-ups which are constructed sturdily, and perfectly suited for chubby little hands, this vibrant book will appeal to Mo fans old and new.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mo Willems keeps doing 'something different'

This is the latest book to our growing book collection, and it's already one of my favorites.
Mo Willems' picture books are definitely aimed at preschoolers, but even adults/toddlers can enjoy the comic style of both his illustrations and his texts. That's a good thing, because Willems' books are the kind of books that kids and adults like myself want to read over and over ... and over. It's definitely another Mo masterpiece. If you haven't picked it up yet, you need to visit you local Barnes & Noble stat!


Thanks to a good friend of mine who's a zoo member, the munchkin and I are doing Zoo Boo for free this Sunday. I really need to jump on the zoo member bandwagon because I'm done paying $10.00 per visit. I'm really looking for to this, especially since the weather is suppose to be fall like, last time we hit up the zoo I got a tan on top of my tan, it was horrible hot. So I'm thrilled we finally get a chance to break out our winter/fall hats. I'm hoping for some amazing photos.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A closer look at the Cool Globes.

Siege Of The Skeletons

Beware the siege this October at The Health Museum! This is the first annual Siege of the Skeletons, a community art project featuring papier-mâché skeletons submitted by teams all over Houston.
They will be on display throughout the month of October, so hopefully you get a chance to see them. If you visit the Museum before October 22 you can vote for your favorite skeleton. Viewing the skeletons is included with the purchase of a general admission ticket.

The kiddo and I went to take a look at all the skeleton-ness this Saturday, and we had a blast. They're all very creative, and each had a different message to send. I couldn't make my mind up on which one to vote for so I voted for two.
Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Chronicles of Narnia x Sugar Land

The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, on view October 3, 2009 - January 18, 2010 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
I can't believe this! When this story was read to me in elementary I was completely blown away. My love for fantasy literture started at that moment. For years after I pretended my entire yard was the land of Narnia. My little sister didn't quite get it, but she played along, and support my reign in our Narnia.

So I'm thrilled to take my daughter to this exhibition, I'll have to fit this somewhere in our calendar, but there's no question about, I need to make room for it, we're going to Sugar Land!

WonderWIld Monster Bash

Wonderwild, Houston's first arts-themed party playground for kids is hosting two Halloween parties. On Friday, October 30, there will be live bands, a children's costume parade, art activities, musical performances and more. On Saturday, October 31, there's a little monsters' disco featuring DJ Spooky Pants. Adult enter free, kids are $13 to $15 (depending on age). Tickets MUST be purchased before the event; NO tickets will be sold at the door.

This place sounds amazing! Houston is long overdue for a cool modern artsy venue other than the Children's Museum, and the best part in my opinion is it's located minutes from the Heights. Can't wait to see how this place is going to look. We got our tickets!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Clifford photo opportunity

This friday (Oct 9, 2009)Clifford will be at Barnes n' Noble in Deerbrook Mall for a book read. Don't miss your opportunity to capture a nice photo of your little one next to the big dopey dog we all come to love (even if we tried so hard not too).
I've been to two events with costume characters, and let me tell you, the kids go bananas, they absolutely love it. The pictures are priceless.
Location: Deerbrook Mall
Time: October 9, 2009 6:00 pm

Discovery Green x Cool Globes

Houston's newest urban park, Discovery Green, will be home to "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet." The public art exhibit will feature 50 super-sized Cool Globes that each convey a different message about what ordinary citizens can do to combat global warming. The five-foot diameter, seven-foot-tall globes will be decorated by local, national and international artists. Hope to see you there.
Exhibit will be from:
October 8, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chick-fil-A free chicken sandwich

Chick-fil-A is running advertisments this Thursday Oct 1, 2009 between 5pm and 6pm participating stores will be offering free Chicken sandwiches. Get at it, I will.

Dewberry Farm

This Saturday the youngin' and I are heading out to Katy to visit Dewberry Farm. Since becoming a parent I decided I want to cram in as many fun/cool things to do during fall and especially in the month of October; simply because it's my favorite month,so Dewberry was added to the calender.

This place seems to have everything possible to kick start fall, seriously. Just to name a few there's a:
Corn maze
Pumpkin patch
pig races
petting zoo

In addition, I'm pretty siked about capturing some classic photos to send to family and friends. I don't want to count my chickens, but I think we're in for a hog-killin' time.

Admission: $11.00 (2-under FREE)
Location: 7705 FM, Brookshire, TX 77423

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Barnes & Noble event!

Saturday September 19, 2009 at 11:00 am, Barnes & Noble will be reading Curious George by H. A. Rey. You know, the book readings may not be the greatest but whenever they include a costume character in the mix, it's totally worth showing up. So to top storytime off, special guest Curious George will be in the house. Don't forget to bring your camera

WestheimerWestheimer Crossing, 7626 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77063, 713-783-6016

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Book Signing Event

Brazos Bookstore is please to present John Grogen, who signs and discusses his book, Marley Goes to School. This is a free event, so bring the kiddos over so they can own a book personally signed to them. This all goes down Sept. 17, 2009.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Did Too Houndstooth Argyle Sweater

Will your little guy don argyle patterns for fall? If so, Nordstrom has this fitting sweater on sale for $15.90, regular $32.00. Get it while you still can.

Labor Day weekend sales

Save an extra 20% everything sale going on now until Monday 7, 2009.

Something free

While driving home from the book store this afternoon, I noticed two McDonalds' employees passing out coupons on the side of the road, I pick one up and it was for a free angus burger (no purchase necessary). I'm not sure if everyone gets down with packing on 820 calories in one serving, not including the fries, but if you have an appreciation for gourmet burgers try one for free at a McDonalds near you.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Getting ready!

I've decided to throw a Halloween/birthday soiree for my goblin. It took my husband and I a while to figure out exactly what we were going to do for her 2nd birthday, but now that we know, we're siked about purchasing all the little things that will make this monster bash a killer. I will post more about the party later.

Moreover, I want to share with you this amazing witch hat I purchase from a cool little Houston Heights boutique called Oo la la. The hat is made from felt, tulle, sequence, and spooky little spiders hanging from the rim. I love it because it's different, funky, and keeps me in vogue.
This lovely hat goes for $20.00, it's well worth it. There's still a few designs left, but they're going fast.

833 Studewood
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-9800

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Event

NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies present The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event featuring the first ever High Definition presentation in movie theatres nationwide of The Wizard of Oz. This One Night Event will take place in over 440 movie theatres nationwide on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. (local time).

The Houston theatre locations are:

Houston Marq*E Stadium 22 plus IMAX

Memorial City Mall
310 Memorial City Way

AMC Willowbrook 24

AMC Deerbrook 24
20131 HIGHWAY 59 N STE 8000
HUMBLE, TX 77338

AMC Gulf Pointe 30

AMC First Colony 24

Cinemark 19
KATY, TX 77449

Cinemark 18 Webster

Cinemark at Market Street
9595 SIX PINES DRIVE #8200
SPRING, TX 77380

..... and I'm off to the see the 7oth anniversary movie, the wonderful movie of Oz.

Museum District Day 2009

Break out your comfy sneaks, and prepare yourself for a ton of walking because the Museum District is having a free day on Saturday 12, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. What does this all mean? Well it means that particpating locations are free to you and all your chirrens. Ca-Ching! This means more money in your pocket for a nice pair of shoes, you can even get crazy and buy some new sippy cups. Particpating museums are:

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
The Byzantine Fresco Chapel
The Children’s Museum of Houston
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
The Health Museum
Holocaust Museum Houston
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Photography
Houston Museum of Natural Science
The John C. Freeman Weather Museum
The Jung Center of Houston
Lawndale Art Center
The Menil Collection
The Museum of Fine Arts
Rice University Art Gallery
The Rothko Chapel

Do them all or just one, either way, get out there!